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December 16, 2009 > Milpitas not selected by CIF

Milpitas not selected by CIF

By Giovanni Albanese Jr.

Milpitas High School football won its second Central Coast Section (CCS) championship in four years earlier this month, a 28-10 over top-seeded San Benito High School in the Division I tournament.

Ending with a record of 11-2, the Trojans were bypassed by the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) selection committee. Instead, the committee chose the CCS Open Division champion Bellarmine Prep High School as the Northern California representative.

Bellarmine Prep, which finished its season at 11-1-1, will take on Oceanside High School on Friday, Dec. 18. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. at the Home Depot Center in Carson.

De La Salle High School defeated Pittsburg High School in the North Coast Section (NCS) Division I tournament on Saturday, Dec. 12, at Dublin High School by a 35-point margin, 49-14.

In collecting the NCS crown, De La Salle scored at least 44 points in every game, with their closest margin of victory in the championship over Pittsburg. Pittsburg got to the championship by ousting Washington High School in the semifinals on December 5, 39-26.

De La Salle will represent Northern California in the Open Division bowl game against Crenshaw High School (Los Angeles) on Saturday, Dec. 19, at 8 p.m., also at the Home Depot Center.

Other state championship match-ups include Rocklin High School taking on Servite High School (Anaheim) in the Division II game, Saturday, Dec. 19, at 4 p.m.; Marin Catholic High School takes on Serra High School (Gardena) in the Division III game on Saturday, Dec. 19, at noon; and Modesto Christian High School battles Francis Parker High School (San Diego) in the Small Schools game, Friday, Dec. 18, at 4 p.m. All games are at the Home Depot Center.

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